Title VI Notice

Tabitha Transportation Division

Tabitha Transportation Division operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint of discrimination by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form. This form can be downloaded on the agency website at www.tabitha.org; additionally, the form can be requested by contacting the agency at the address provided below. A telephone interpreter can be provided to assist persons of limited English proficiency.

To request more information on the agency’s Title VI obligations, or to obtain a detailed description of the agency’s Title VI discrimination complaint procedures, please visit the agency website or contact the agency using the information provided. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms and additional information can also be obtained through the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) website at www.transportation.nebraska.gov, or by contacting NDOR using the information provided below. A telephone interpreter can be provided by NDOR to assist persons of limited English proficiency.

Tabitha Attn: Title VI Coordinator 4720 Randolph St. Lincoln, NE 68510 (402)-486-8520 transportation@Tabitha.org

Nebraska Department of Roads Attn: Title VI Transit Manager 1500 Hwy 2 Lincoln, NE 68502 (402)-479-4694 kari.ruse@nebraska.gov

Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights Attn: Title VI Program Coordinator East Building, 5th Floor-TCR 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20590

To file a Title VI complaint of discrimination, please complete this Complaint Form in full and submit it within 180 days following the alleged incident using the provided agency contact information. Complaints received after 180 days will not be eligible for investigation. Title VI complaints must involve issues pertaining to race, color, or national origin. Complaint Forms may be submitted by an individual or a representative of that individual. 

Complaints must be made in writing and contain as much information as possible about the alleged discrimination. If complaints are received by telephone, the information will be documented in writing and provided to the complainant for confirmation or revision and signature prior to processing. The written complaint should include the complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, as well as a detailed description of the issues and the name(s) and job title(s) of individuals perceived as parties in the complaint. After completing this Complaint Form, please return it to the address below:

Tabitha Attn: Title VI Coordinator 4720 Randolph St. Lincoln, NE 68510 (402)-486-8520 transportation@Tabitha.org

Complainants may also choose to return this form to the Nebraska Department of Roads at the following address:

Nebraska Department of Roads Attn: Title VI Transit Manager 1500 Hwy 2 Lincoln, NE 68502 (402)-479-4694 kari.ruse@nebraska.gov

This form may also be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration at the following address:

Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights Attn: Title VI Program Coordinator East Building, 5th Floor-TCR 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20590

Any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by Tabitha Transportation Division may file a complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. Complaints must be submitted within 180 days following the alleged incident. Complaints received after 180 days will not be eligible for investigation.

All Title VI and related statute complaints are considered formal—there is no informal process. Complaints must be made in writing and signed by the complainant on the Complaint Form provided. If complaints are received by telephone, the information will be documented in writing and provided to the complainant for confirmation or revision and signature prior to processing. Complaints must include the complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, and should specify all issues and circumstances of the alleged discrimination. Allegations must be based on issues involving race, color, or national origin. Complaints can be submitted to the agency at the above contact information. 

Title VI complaints of discrimination received by Tabitha Transportation Division will be directed to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) Transit Section for review. NDOR will notify the Federal Transit Administration that a complaint has been received. The complainant will receive an acknowledgment letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated. NDOR has 30 days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, the agency may contact the complainant to request additional information. The complainant has 15 days from the date of the letter to supply requested information to the investigator assigned to the case.

After the investigator reviews the complaint, she/he will issue one of two letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF). A closure letter summarizes the allegations and states that there was not a Title VI violation and that the case will be closed. An LOF summarizes the allegations and interviews regarding the alleged incident and explains whether any disciplinary action, additional training of the staff member, or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, she/he has 30 days following the closure letter or LOF to do so.

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